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Unfortunately, the other solicitors are correct, there is nothing you can di at this stage. It is very much the waiting game.
Clearly the CPS are not willing to proceed as the case stands which is good.
Therefore if it has been returned to the police to seek more information and evidence, then the police are going to have to dig deeper.
They may need to obtain medical records for the person, hospital notes if he went etc.
Further witnesses to be spoken to and so on.
There is nothing the defence can do at this time, as frustrating as that is.
Yes video evince is good evidence for the defence. If the police have not had this yet, then they should be given a copy.
There needs to be ‘really serious harm’ caused to the victim for an assault to be classed as grievous bodily harm. For example, if injury resulted in permanent disability, loss of sensory function or visible disfigurement, then it would usually amount to really serious harm. Otherwise it would be more likely ABH.
ligament damage to his shoulder would need to have been a result of the alledged assault and not re existing damage.
Yes the cctv / video is still evidence. Keep it safe . Keep a copy for your defence and offer a copy to the police.
It is unlikely the licen e will be reactivated until the investigation is concluded.
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